Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

The balance of payment cancellation policy is 48hr prior ( 2 days before arrival date by 6pm)
Once booked it, no refund on the booking deposit fee

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Kaikoura!

All rooms have en-suites and heating systems. Warm, clean, well equipped, Free Wifi ( 200mb limited). The Lazy Shag is set among magnificent trees with superb mountain views and gardens that stretch down to the river.

For some real entertainment try seal swims or snorkelling trips!

There is plenty of car parking space, and all activities are within a 5 minutes walk from town centre!

We have a really warm common room (log fire never goes out!). A beautiful view, and a comfortable clean and homely stay. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 7.3

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Apr 2019
    Lovely place in a great location, thanks!
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    10 Apr 2019
    Nice stay
    Malaysia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Apr 2019
    The best hostel I’ve stayed at so far (and I’ve stayed at my fair share of hostels). The receptionist was very warm and welcoming! Free WiFi in the kitchen area, and my stay was full of rain/bad weather but relaxing by the fire in the shared area and watching Netflix was the best time. Would highly recommend to everyone staying in Kaikoura
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    18 Apr 2019
    Stayed with older children and found that it was safe and functional. Our older boys had a room to themselves and we had no issues. Basic, but comfortable beds with ensuites in each room. We would definitely stay here again. Easy walking distance to Kaikoura township and surrounded by takeaways, restaurants and a supermarket close by, made food easy.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    05 Apr 2019
    Convenient location close to attractions in Kaikoura ...very friendly and helpful staff
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    03 Apr 2019
    Nice hostel to stay in for doing the dolphin encounter, its about 20 mins away from the pickup point. Beds are comfy and hostel is clean
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    22 Mar 2019
    Shame we did not know there was a telly till our second night but good room.nice and clean
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    09 Apr 2019
    We are a retired couple (60+) and the Lazy Shag was our first ever hostel stay. We were very pleased with the accommodation (private room with en suit) It was basic but very clean and functional. The kitchen facilities where were also very clean and functional. The tv lounge was cold (April) but didn’t stop us from using it. All in all a great place, met some great people of all ages . Would use again.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    24 Mar 2019
    Good simple hostel for Kaikoura. Kitchen was good, apart from silly 9:30am kitchen closing rule. Rooms were okay, beds were pretty basic but mattresses were very comfy. Overall good value for money.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    31 Mar 2019
    Nice place. Location is good enough, as Kaikoura is not that big place. New world is 10min walk away. Nice staff. Wifi is not that great and doesn't work in the rooms.. Also cannot drink the tap water if you are bot boiling it first. But rooms and kitchen was clean and had good sleep in there
    Finland, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
  • Wi-Fi